The goal of the strategic research domain Innovative Learning, where we address issues of how education and learning of today and tomorrow can be shaped, is to contribute to a long-term sustainable society that is just and democratic.
The technological development is rapid, teachers have further opportunities to make teaching vibrant and the pupils can demonstrate their knowledge in new ways. The need for more knowledge on how this affects children’s and adults’ learning, as well as how school development is affected by social, financial and cultural structures, is extensive.
Within 10 years, more than 1,000 new schools and pre-schools need to be built, learning environments where children, young people and adults can thrive and grow. At the same time, we have an extensive shortage of teachers, growing numbers of pupils, declining knowledge results and declining health, and accordingly, new knowledge is required about how learning environments of tomorrow can contribute to meeting these challenges.
Our research programmes, which address learning processes for social sustainability, digitalisation and future learning environments, are all interdisciplinary. We collaborate with private and public sectors, and operate both nationally and internationally as the challenges we face are local as well as global.